Keywords: Ethics,normative ethics,duty ethics,axiological ethics,meta-ethics,meaning of life,happiness,goal-directed activity,self-gratifying activity,hetero-gratifying activity,Creative activity


In this paper fırst, the basic branches of ethics are introduced. To this effect, on the one hand, the subdivision of normative ethics into duty ethics and axiological ethics, and on the other hand, that of meta-ethics into cognitive and non-cognitive theories is presented. Next, an ansvver to the question "What could the meaning of life be?" (which is closely related to ethics) is proposed. Finally, the relevance of ethical theories to the proposed answer is briefly explained.